What a great day for the Harvest Festival yesterday! I was fortunate to be asked to judge the canned foods and jams again this year – and we had a wonderful lineup of entries. The winners were:
First Place – Spiced Red Wine Jelly
Second Place – Raspberry Jam
Third Place – Tomato Preserves
First Place – Sweet Pickle Relish
Second Place – Corn Relish
Third Place – Bread and Butter Pickles (labeled B&B on top)
If these were your entries, we would love if you would share your recipes for to be posted on the blog. If you know who made any of these, please get me their names and contact info.
Congratulations to the winners!
The Harvest Festival promises to be a fun-filled day packed with activities. For those of you who signed up (reservations are closed at this time) and are attending, here’s what you can expect:
Be sure to check in first thing when you arrive – see the check in area near the tents – and parking will be on the north side, weather permitting.
Various games will be offered on the front lawn.T-shirts, hats and cookbooks will be for sale – everything is $12 per item, cash or check only. All proceeds raised from these sales is used to provide shares to families in need, so be supportive!
The festival is a potluck – the farm will provide hotdogs and hamburgers along with drinks, but each family should plan on bringing a side dish or a dessert that will feed 8.
We are optimistic that we’ll have horses and mules performing demos of farm activities throughout the day.
The ever popular stick horse race for the kids begins at noon.Once again we’ll have a jam and canning contest – all contestants need to have your entries to the judging stand by 1:00pm.
Hayrides will be offered throughout the day, and there should be enough pumpkins for everyone to get one.
Chile peppers are available for self picking throughout the day. Each family may have one tray roasted at the farm for $5 – please be patient as the line is sometimes long for this. Alternatively, you may easily roast them yourself at home on the grill.The apple press will be running until everything is pressed – families are asked to bring a bag of apples if you’d like to participate.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!
If you didn’t get a winter share order form with your pickup this week, click here:
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to get the form!
Peg Lehr is coordinating volunteers for the harvest festival and really needs grillers! She needs to add one to the earlier shift (12:00-1:30) and two to the later shift (1:30-3:00). If you can help, please contact Peg at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-329-8506.
See you at the festival!